How To Propogate Plants In Water

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Plants are my hobby – I love taking care of them, growing them, nurturing them.

You all know this by now so I won’t drag on with my obsession with mother nature (lol).

So I wanted to do a post that teaches you all about how to propagate plants in water.. It’s very easy.

For those of you who may not be as familiar with plants – propagation is the process of cutting clippings from a mother plant + soaking them in water for a few weeks // months. The end goal is to grow an entirely new plant in soil from the clippings. However, you can keep the clippings // new plant in water for (essentially) as long as you’d like which also make beautiful decor pieces.

Today, I’m going to teach you how to grow your own plants in water – It’s so simple + SO ADDICTING!

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Pothos (pictured below) are seriously one of my favorite indoor plants. Not only are they good for small spaces (city apartments) because they clean the air – they’re beautiful, durable + versatile.

These plants can really live in any indoor situation – low light, medium light, bright light. My mother plant lives up ontop of the bookcase in our bedroom. She gets filtered bright light + has done wonderfully.

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How To Propagate Pothos Plants In Water

  1. Clip a hanging vine from your mother plant
  2. Each leaf has a “node” – these look like little brown nubs at the base of the leaf. This is where the new roots // growth is going to spawn from.
  3. Cut each leaf + node off of from the vine, leaving about half an inch below each node.
  4. Place the clippings (in a bunch) into a glass filled with filtered tap water.
  5. Store in a warm place (out of direct sunlight) Let the growing begin!
  6. Change the water every 4-5 days.

 

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How To Propagate Sweet Potato Vine In Water

Sweet Potato Vine is a staple in gardens // planters. It’s known for it’s versatility + durability and can actually make a very easy indoor plant. The vine gets it’s name from, that’s right, SWEET POTATOES! You can actually grow this vine from a real sweet potato.

You’ll start to see new roots within TWO DAYS of putting the nodes in water. HOW FREAKING COOL!?

  1. Clip a hanging vine from your mother plant
  2. Each leaf has a “node” – these look like little brown nubs at the base of the leaf. This is where the new roots // growth is going to spawn from.
  3. Cut each leaf + node off of from the vine, leaving about half an inch below each node.
  4. Place the clippings (in a bunch) into a glass filled with filtered tap water.
  5. Store in a warm place (out of direct sunlight) Let the growing begin!
  6. Change the water every 4-5 days.

 

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How To Propagate Cacti

HOW CUTE ARE THESE! I (think) these are leaning prickly pears (opuntia monacantha). Anyways, this thing has grown like a WEED! Seriously, it shot out probably 10-15 new pads this summer. It was so beautiful – but so top heavy. So, I clipped the pads off to get my cactus to stand right back up.

I’m using the pads + propagating them to grow (hopefully) new cacti! Here’s how:

  1. Clip (or lightly twist) off the desired pads.
  2. Place them on a paper towel, out of direct sunlight. Let them sit for 48 hours to scab over.
  3. Once they’ve scabbed over, pot them in cactus soil + cover with sand. These babies should start to root + grow!

 

I hope that all of my fellow plant lovers enjoyed this post! And, if you’re just getting into plants, propagating is a great way to build your collection!

Talk tomorrow!

Xo,

Emily

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